News from around the Barbican

Local hospitals to star this week in Operation:Live on TV

Local hospital staff and patients will step into the limelight this week (13-15 November 2018), starring in Channel 5's Operation:Live. Viewers will go behind the scenes to join surgeons and their teams in a rarely-seen side of the NHS, as The Royal London and St Bartholomew's hospitals perform three operations live on air.   The live television event will be fronted by Nicky Campbell from 10pm each night, with viewers being invited to submit questions to surgical experts via social media. Episode 1 - Open Heart Surgery Live, Tuesday 13th November at 10pm on Channel 5 The live … [Read more...]

IDENTITY Exhibition explores body dysmorphia

IDENTITY TEN ARTISTS EXPLORE BODY DYSMORPHIA IN POWERFUL EXHIBITION Zebra One Gallery challenged ten artists to explore body dysmorphia and self-image for Identity, a powerful group exhibition showing at the Hampstead Gallery from 24 November until 9 December. It features never-before-seen images of Lady Gaga, who famously suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in her teens, leading to eating disorder battles. A percentage of monies raised from the exhibition will go to The BDD Foundation, the only charity in the world that is dedicated to alleviating the suffering that BDD … [Read more...]

COSMIMA Special Selling Exhibition

22 – 25 November 2018 Clerkenwell Gallery 20 Clerkenwell Green London, EC1R 0DP Previous COSMIMA exhibtions It all started in 2005 when Jewellery Designer colleagues and friends Hidemi Asano, Chris Carpenter, Ulla Hörnfeldt, Daphne Krinosand Louise O’Neill planned a collaborative selling exhibition showcasing their work. The exhibition held in Clerkenwell was such a success, and the collaborative process so enjoyable that they decided to make the exhibition an annual event. A decision was made to invite four guest makers to join them so each year two silversmiths and two jewellers show … [Read more...]

Sample Christmas

A festive shopping experience offering unique gifts for the urban generation - this is a Christmas market like no other. The brightest stars in the world of fashion, homewares, and lifestyle products will showcase next season’s trends at the festive edition of SAMPLE. This free market on Greenwich Peninsula makes finding Christmas gifts a breeze with its handpicked selection of designers, independent producers and craftspeople. SAMPLE is open on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December from 11-7pm with both a day and night-time offering. Greeting the savvy shoppers will be an alternative … [Read more...]

Charterhouse Christmas Fair

The Charterhouse opens its doors for its very first Christmas Fair On Tuesday November 13th, the Charterhouse, which encompasses seven centuries of history in seven acres between Barbican and Farringdon, is welcoming everyone to its first Christmas Fair.  Open from 11.00am to 7.00pm the Fair will offer a treasure trove of wonderful gift ideas from cashmere hats and chocolate, to jewellery and gin, in the glorious atmospheric surrounds of this former monastery and Tudor mansion. Join us and get into the Christmas spirit with our own Santa, seasonal treats, and over 30 stalls of distinctive … [Read more...]

MoL raises more money for move

The Museum of London has announced significant support totalling £15m towards its bold, ambitious plans to create a new museum for London in West Smithfield. A major grant of £10m from the Linbury Trust, the charitable foundation established by Lord and Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover, and initial support of £5m* National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) make up the latest high-profile support for creating a spectacular new home for the museum in the historic heart of the city.    The Linbury Trust’s support of £10m is one of the largest gifts in the museum’s … [Read more...]

COLPAI update

Over the past month, the City of London Primary Academy Islington (COLPAI) team has been busy investigating and preparing the new schools site for soft strip and demolition, which it aims to commence around now. It has now completed the removal of asbestos from the site and is continuing to disconnect  to the site ahead of demolition. The team thanks those who responded to the consultation on the hoarding colour. Several suggestions were made regarding different colours and the potential for artwork in the future was also raised. A colour for the hoardings was agreed with members of the … [Read more...]

Exclusive Legal Talks for Residents

Carter Lemon Camerons invite Barbican residents: 1 November 2018 - Letting your property 8 November 2018 - Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney 15 November 2018 - Inheritance Tax and Equity Release at Carter Lemon Camerons LLP Solicitors 10 Aldersgate Street London EC1A 4HJ Refreshments after the talk. Contact Caitlin Waghorn or Lorraine King on 0207 406 1000 to secure your place or by email at or … [Read more...]

Lunchtime Recital at St Bartholomew the Less Wed 17th Oct

2018-19 Lunchtime Recital Series at St Bart's the Less A former prize-winner at the USA International Harp Competition, Welsh harpist Gwenllian Llyr has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and St David's Hall. Her programme will include works by Debussy, Scriabin, and Liszt, as well as music by the French harpist/composer Henriette Renié and by Welsh composers Grace Williams, Haldon Evans, and William Matthias. Gwenllian joined the CMF Artist Programme in 2017. Free tickets at   … [Read more...]

Love, Betrayal, Death (in Opera) Concert at St Giles’ Cripplegate on Saturday October 20th (starting with mini wine tasting at 5:45 pm).

GS Wines and partners will present an exciting evening of music (mainly operatic arias), a little wine tasting of Italian wines plus an optional 3-course luxury Italian dinner - a complete night out for as little £53.50 (after applying appropriate discounts and booked directly through Gordon - see contact details below). Our internationally accomplished singers, Monique Loricchio Klongtruadroke (Soprano)  and Yuri Sabatini (Tenor) will be joined by talented newcomers Giulia Laudano (Mezzo) and Jacob Feldman (baritone) - a fine replacement for Michael Ronan who had to pull out.  This … [Read more...]